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hatch supports

Postby john » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:11 pm

I was going to post this in one of the stickies but felt if I did I may be hijacking.

I finally made my last pair of hatch supports. The first pair were for working out wrinkles and were able only to support the hatch frame. My second pair are much stronger and if needed the hatch can be supported with only one of the supports.

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All hatch strut pivots are attached in this way:

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Postby mikeschn » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:17 pm

John,

Nice job on the hatch supports... I like it...

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Postby Ira » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:36 pm

Why don't these links work for me? Safari can't find the server.
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Postby asianflava » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:47 pm

They didn't work for me either. I had to go to the main page (bottom link) and look at them from there.
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Postby repete » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:48 pm

They didn't work for me either, IRA. I thought it was just a Mozilla thing.

Just click on the photo album link in his sig, then look from there.
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Postby john » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:11 pm

I altered the links. They should work now. I don't know why it did not work the first time. They worked when I tested them before posting perhaps because I was still sighned in with yahoo.

And I still can't reorder my pics at yahoo. It freaks out every time I try so I guess I'll wait till later.

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Postby 48Rob » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:49 pm

That's pretty nifty! :thumbsup:

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Postby madjack » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:20 pm

...very ingenious...ain't we some smart folks around here :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ..................................... 8)
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Postby Ken A Hood » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:33 pm

Camp-inn uses something similiar, but they use only 1
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Postby Steve_Cox » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:23 pm

:thumbsup:

Very nice!!!
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Postby john » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:40 pm

Thanks guys and wow check out the camp in.

After seeing the one with the spring lock I thought about switching.
My galley has too much curve and too little space to have any straight struts. My strut had to be curved.
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Postby Cary Winch » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:29 am

John,

Now that is the kind of creative hatch support I like to see. Like Ken said that is a very similiar approach to what we do. The big difference is the slot on ours is on the trailer and the pin is on the arm. Having a single one in the middle is nice because you only need two hands to close it, but yours is pretty darn slick any way you look at it. And hey, no gas struts going bad in the near future.

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Postby larryl » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:20 am

John:

I like your build pics. Good idea to cut the side framing out of plywood and fill in the voids with foam.

I went the gas struts because the weight of the hatch seemed to be too heavy for my daughters to lift without additional help. Your idea seems real functuional and simple. I like things real simple.

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